Building Your Blog

Learn how to setup and customize your Showit Wordpress Blog

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Written by Jason Lackey, JT Pals, Jeff Willems and 3 others
Creating Blog Templates

Overview of Creating a Blog Template

Learn the pieces that make up your blog template and how to customize those pages in Showit.
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Blog Template Settings

Learn the settings and parts used to build a blog template
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Wordpress Template Placeholder Fields

This article details the function of the various wordpress fields that are found in your blog template pages
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Create a Side-by-Side Blog Layout

Settings for side-by-side layout for a blog post list template
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Create a Featured/Recent Posts Section

Learn how to create a section of featured or recent posts to highlight for your readers on your blog.
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Create a Blog Sidebar

Learn how to setup a sidebar on a blog
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Create a Blog Category Template

How to add a Blog Category template to display a list of posts within a selected category.
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Written by Kylen Downs
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Create a Search Bar

Learn how to incorporate a search bar on your blog
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Written by JT Pals
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Create a Page Template

Create a template for Wordpress pages
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Create a Wordpress Homepage

To get live blog content on home page
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Blog Post Content Cut Off

If your blog post content is cut off on the single post view, these troubleshooting tips will help you fix it.
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Written by Jeff Willems
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Wordpress plugin Pin It Button on Image Hover and Post

Makes Pinterest Pins hover when moused over
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Written by Ben Junk
Updated over a week ago
Wordpress Plugins

WordPress plugin WP Subtitle

Add a secondary title to your blog posts
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Written by Ben Junk
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WordPress plugin Shortcodes

Speed up Wordpress blogging using Shortcodes, Gutenberg enabled
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Written by Ben Junk
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Wordpress Plugin Hub

Yoast, Akismet, Jetpack, Smush, Subtitles, Redirection, Pinterest, Contact Form 7 plugins and how they work with Showit
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Written by Ben Junk
Updated over a week ago

Wordpress plugin Redirection

Easily manage 301 and 404 URL redirects to improve user experience and SEO
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Written by Ben Junk
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Wordpress plugin Jetpack

Security, performance, management, SEO, stats, analytics, related posts
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Written by Ben Junk
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Wordpress plugin Yoast

SEO king for your blog, Sitemaps, Pinterest PINS
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Written by Ben Junk
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WordPress plugin Contact Form 7

Add a Contact Form to your blog.
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Written by Ben Junk
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Wordpress plugin Advanced Responsive Video Embedder

ARVE corrects sizing for YouTube and Vimeo videos for your blog posts
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Written by Ben Junk
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Wordpress plugin Smush

Optimize your blog images
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Written by Ben Junk
Updated over a week ago

Narrative + Showit

Do you use the Narrative blogging platform? Here are instructions on how to use it with your Showit blog.
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Written by Jeff Willems
Updated over a week ago

Wordpress Advanced Custom Plugins

This is a growing list of tested Showit plugins for Advanced Blog hosting.
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Written by JT Pals
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Wordpress plugin Simple Author Box

Adds the Author name, Avatar and social links to your blog posts
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Written by Ben Junk
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Pin It Plugin with Custom Icon

Learn about what plugin works best for a custom pinterest icon on your blog post images (Advanced Blog Hosting)
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Written by JT Pals
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Wordpress plugin Akismet

Anti-spam protection for your blog
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Written by Ben Junk
Updated over a week ago